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Vaccinium angustifoliumVaccinium angustifolium

lowbush blueberry

Photograph(s) by*: BES

Characteristics

Height: 1-2'
Spread: 1-2'
Flowers: May-Jun.; white or pink-tinged
Fruit: Jul.-Aug.; blue to black; berry
Fall color: red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4-6
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

dry woods and barrens, rock outcroppings

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Butterfly Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal Beneficial insect *
high wildlife value

Notes

edible berries often harvested, makes a nice ground layer

Groundcover



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1342.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004